To make the site EURES portal work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device. Most big websites do this too.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another of the site.

A cookie can be classified by its lifespan and the domain to which it belongs. By lifespan, a cookie is either a:

  • session cookie which is erased when the user closes the browser or
  • persistent cookie which remains on the user's computer/device for a pre-defined period of time.

How do we use cookies?

Whereas most cookies found below are essential, enabling some of these cookies is not strictly necessary for the EURES portal to work.  However, enabling the cookies will provide you access to the additional functionalities of the portal. You can delete or block these cookies, but if you do that, you will not be able to authenticate yourself (login) and therefore you will not have access to some features of this site which include the CV Online section (for jobseekers, employers and the EURES network) and the Extranet (for the EURES network).

A number of our pages use session cookies to:  

  • allow you to login in once when accessing different applications of the portal (essential cookie to be logged in)
  • keep the session alive (essential cookie to be logged in)
  • remember your display preferences
  • remember the captcha verification code in the Job Search Engine

Since a number of our pages use persistent cookies, you need to give consent in order for all functionalities to be enabled in the portal. A single consent must be given for all the below cookies:

  • remember the language that the user has selected for the occupations in the Job Vacancy management application. Without consent you will not be able to select a specific language to view the list of ISCO occupations.
  • remember the ID of favourite job vacancies selected by you. Without consent, you will not be able to retain a list of favourite job vacancies.
  • enable Universal Analytics to distinguish two users on the portal. This is a third party cookie, but no personal information is transferred to Google. The information is only used to monitor the traffic on the portal and to collect information to further improve the user's experience.

The EURES portal uses Universal Analytics which stores the information that enables it to generate statistics about:

  • the user's amount of visits, the previous visits, and the current visits
  • how long the visitors stay on the site
  • where visitors come from.

Without consent, your behaviour on the portal will not be tracked. 

The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. These cookies are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish - for details, see You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you will not be able to login on the EURES portal and you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

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You have decided to refuse the use of cookies. In order to improve your experience on EURES, you can accept the cookies here.

By default, you have accepted the cookies by using the EURES Portal. You can decide to refuse the use of the cookies by clicking on this link.

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